March 2014

Issue number: 144

In this issue

March 2014 issue • On sale from 8 Feb

Forget the gym membership! Kickstart the year by pledging to get active on your travels...

Guatemala: Walk, cycle or kayak your way around the breath-taking volcanic landscapes in this Mayan heartland

Secret India: Discover the crowd-free mountains just beyond the hustle and bustle of busy Mumbai

Zambia: Follow in the footsteps and paddle strokes of David Livingstone on a kayaking trip down the Zambezi to Victoria Falls

Lake Constance: One lake, two wheels, three countries - flat trails and ample cafes make this the perfect European escape...even for reluctant cyclists

Sights! Camera! Action! From walking safaris to snorkelling, husky sledding to horse-riding, we show you how and where to travel

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Additional content

Read your magazine cover to cover but still want more? Then the Wanderlust website is here to help. Bursting with trip ideas, inspiration, travel-planning advice and more, the website is here to suit your every need.

Below are a selection of articles from our online archive, plus travel guides relating to the features in this issue of Wanderlust (March 2014).


Guatemala's Highlands top 5 | Destinations

Coffee, chocolate and colossal volcanoes in Antigua | Destinations

Travel blueprint: The Maya Route | Destinations

Guatemala travel guide – get all the practical advice in one place for your trip


7 ways to see Victoria Falls | Inspire me

On a walking safari in Zambia's South Luangwa Valley | Destinations

Elephant-back safari in Zambia | Destinations

Lake Constance

Advice for first-time cycle tours | Advice

Europe's 9 best cities to cycle in | Inspire me


Trekking in Darjeeling | Destinations

India by rail | Destinations

Tips on how to watch tigers | Advice

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Articles from this issue

Instant expert: The Vikings

With the British Museum's Viking exhibition now open, we give you the low down on the Medieval Era's most prolific travellers and name the best Viking sites around the world

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How to create an award-winning photo portfolio

Can you compile an eye-catching photo portfolio? Our expert resident photographer and Wanderlust Travel Photograph of the Year judge shows you how

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Lion on the run: Story behind the photo

Angela Osborne, winner of the Travel Photo of the Year 2013 Wildlife category, tells the story of her incredible winning image

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Tornado Cloud: Story behind the photo

Andy Barnes, the winner of the Travel Photo of the Year 2013 Landscape category, tells the story of his incredible winning image

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Careful, brother...: Story behind the photo

Sandipan Mukherjee, the winner of the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2013 People category, tells the story of his incredible winning image

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The Great Grey Owl: Story behind the photo

Neville Turton, runner-up in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2013 Wildlife category, tells the story of his breathtaking photograph

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Catch me if you can: Story behind the photo

Stefano Zocca, winner of the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2013 Visitors' Vote, tells the story of his crowd-pleasing image

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Karl Pilkington on what makes him a 'real' traveller

Wanderlust editor Phoebe Smith grills Karl Pilkington about his views on travel, sheep testicles and Ricky Gervais's inability to eat cold fishcakes

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Story behind the photo: Starry Night at Sennen Cove

Matthew Longworth, runner up in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2013 Landscape Category, tells the story of his beautiful image

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Traveller's guide to: Multi-activity Shoes

From walking to cycling, scrambling to kayaking and running to sightseeing around town, a pair of these all-rounders can be worn for a variety of outdoor pursuits – we review the best available

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The best slooow trips

As the modern world can be oh-so hectic, we thought we’d show you some alternative ways to use your annual leave

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Africa's top 5 active experiences

Get physical in Africa - it's home to active adventures galore! Here's where to find the best adrenalin-pumping escapes...

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Pont Alexandre III: Story behind the photo

Ulrich Lambert, winner of the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2013 Icon category, tells the story of his beautiful winning photograph

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Short break: Glasgow, Scotland

Heading to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games? Helen Ochyra takes in the art, sport and greenery of this rejuvenated city

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Sacred steps in India's Western Ghats

Mud-walled villages, temple ruins, hilltop forts, astounding landforms – although just outside Mumbai, the Western Ghats of northern Maharashtra couldn’t feel much further from Bollywood bling

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Your ultimate guide to Japan's cherry blossoms

Nowhere does spring bloom quite like Japan – here’s how to see its signature tree in full flower

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